This is a small white tablet with an [M] on one side and on the other side a line across the center of the tablet with a number 15 a top the line. It looks exactly like a oxycodone 15 Mg tablet except the color of the tablet is white and not green as shown in the photos I have found on line. Is this an Oxycodone 15mg tablet?
Question posted by Dbury63 on 24 Oct 2011
Last updated on 15 July 2013 by genifer
if it is truly white, then it possibly cud be a 5mg oxycodone... the M brands have a white round one that is 5mg, maybe someone added the line to make it look like a 15... cuz if ya got it frm the pharmacy an it isnt green an its suppose to be a 15, then take it back to the pharmacy... good luck (ps, dnt buy 15s frm that person again)
I am holding them side by side and one is definitely white so I dont really get it??
By looking at an online "Pill Identifier," you can best tell what it is. Your identification is difficult b/c there are 2 medications fitting PARTS of your description. So you either have a faded pill, or a damaged one, (or poor eyesight! Get out a magnifying glass if you have one).
If the color is truly white & NOT simply a faded green, then it is a benzodiazepine called Clonazepam, 2mg. (However, the white Clonazepam pill also has a tiny "c" above the line, over the 15, which you did not mention). The "M" stands alone on the other side.
A light green pill w/an "M" on one side and a "15" on the other, IS indeed oxycodone, 15 mg. The oxycodone pill's "M" is inside a small square, whereas on the clonezapam pill, the "M" is imprinted alone. THAT ought to clear this up. In short, you must SEE the color green for it to be oxycodone, OR see the "c" above the "15", for it to be Clonezapam. (M and 15 on the same side of the pill, is a 3rd & different medication!)
My "guess"... The green color fading into white, makes more sense than a small letter "c" erasing itself. Check to see if the "M" is inside a square. If so, my bet is that you have oxycodone, 15 mg.
Put the tablet on a white piece of paper. You may find it is more green than you first thought. Many times these tabs made by Mallinkrodt (thats what the big M stands for) are very light almost white. The 30s are such a light blue as to look almost white but if you put them on a white background like a blank piece of copy paper you see it is actually a very light blue and the 15's can be a very light almost white green color. This pill you have does have all the markings of an oxycodone 15. I have found that the ones pictured online (the 30's) look much darker blue than what I get at the pharmacy so I'll bet it is the same for the 15's too.
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